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iMovie '09: Speed Clips up to 2,000%

iMovie '09 brings back the capability to speed up or slow down clips, which went missing in iMovie '08. Select a clip and bring up the Clip Inspector by double-clicking the clip, clicking the Inspector button on the toolbar, or pressing the I key. Just as with its last appearance in iMovie HD 6, you can move a slider to make the video play back slower or faster (indicated by a turtle or hare icon).

You can also enter a value into the text field to the right of the slider, and this is where things get interesting. You're not limited to the tick mark values on the slider, so you can set the speed to be 118% of normal if you want. The field below that tells you the clip's changed duration.

But you can also exceed the boundaries of the speed slider. Enter any number between 5% and 2000%, then click Done.

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Adobe Goes Live with GoLive

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Adobe Goes Live with GoLive -- Adobe GoLive 4.0 for Macintosh - the eponymously renamed CyberStudio visual Web page editor and site management tool - ships this week; an announcement is expected Tuesday morning at Seybold Seminars in Boston. Adobe acquired GoLive, the makers of CyberStudio, in early 1999 and recently revealed the name change on their Web site. A Windows version is slated for the second quarter of 1999. The product's 4.0 release includes hundreds of bug fixes and improvements, though 3.2 may have been a more appropriate revision number. The new version carries the ability to manage URLs embedded in QuickTime movies and Flash animation files and is substantially faster. According to posts on the independent GoLive Talk list, the program is also much more stable. The new version also tweaks and improves support for JavaScript, DHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and FTP.

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Abode has published a confusing smorgasbord of upgrade pricing for U.S. and Canadian customers. Owners of any previous version of CyberStudio Pro or Personal Edition can choose an electronic download without printed manuals for $69; those owners or any registered owner of PageMill 3.0 for Mac or Windows can opt for a shrink-wrapped copy direct from Adobe for $99 plus shipping. Adobe also lists other options, including a bundle with Adobe ImageStyler and Adobe ImageReady. Adobe GoLive 4.0's list price is $299. [GF]

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